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Designer’s Rate Roundup: Top Interior Design Product Picks of 2010

03 January, 2011


Hip, hip, hooray! It’s time to celebrate 2011, and what better way to move on to a new year than to reflect on the great design innovations from 2010? As such, Contract magazine reached out to several A&D professionals to share their favorite interior design product introductions and enhancements from the year. And when you’re done, be sure to check out our 2010 brand report (December 2010 digital edition issue) to see what manufacturer’s topped the list among A&D this year.

 

 

 

Top 2010 product picks by Bill Bouchey, IIDA
Director of Design
M Moser Associates

BillBouchey


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1
. Starbrick by Zumbotel Lighting
 
I love that it is experimental. It’s a polyhedral-shaped and it has a very strong, three-dimensional presence, which is always a plus. Starbrick is a component product where you can connect one modular light fixture to another (like Lego’s) to make a cloud cluster or use them individually. The resulting form can be symmetrical or asymmetrical.  The core shape is a star that stands alone, or in groups, and has direct/indirect abilities. I want to build it into a wall. (Designer: Olafur Eliasson)

starbrick

www.zumtobel.com

2. Ameba by Vibia Design

It’s exciting that you can work with five basic but different shapes and can create endless groupings!  It meanders! (Designer: Pete Sans)

ameba

www.vibialight.com

3. About Turn by Ralph Pucci International

I love the emphasis on an object that has strong, three-dimensional characteristics and is comfortable. This chair is surprising, utilizing white fiberglass. When you walk around and look at this chair, it has differing appearances in the way light strikes it. I can imagine two of these chairs diagonally facing each other in a romantic, white dialogue. (Designer: Valdmir Kagan and Ralph Pucci )
aboutturnchair

www.ralphpucci.net


Top product picks by Mary-Jean Eastman, FAIA, MRAIC, IIDA
Principal and Executive Director
Perkins Eastman:


Eastman-Mary-Jean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Gala Collection by Brentano


I have to applaud the manufacturer, Brentano Fabrics, for investing in their product development geared toward the healthcare market. The new Gala fabric collection offers great vibrant colors and sophisticated patterns that are constructed with solution-dyed fabric that is bleach cleanable. They can also be finished with Crypton or Nano-Tex and Durablock, making it an ideal choice in the hospitality-styled healthcare environments we create. (Designer: Iris Wang)

gala brentano

www.brentanofabrics.com

2. Method Lounge Series by Davis Furniture

Davis’s Method Modular Lounge series is sleek and contemporary. I love the minimal quality of the design—clean and simple. There are infinite configurations options with this series, which makes it suitable for almost all our practice area spaces, including government, educational, corporate, and healthcare environments. (Designer: Wolfgang C.R. Mezger)

methodlounge

www.davisfurniture.com
 
3. Skyline: Kids Glass by Skyline Design

How fun is the Kids Glass from Skyline design? There are 11 great, whimsical designs to choose from, including colorful animals to interactive game grids and draw on faces. I can think of so many applications, including feature walls, signage, and graphics and partitions. It not only stimulates imagination but also adds an often needed positive distraction in children’s healthcare, education, and library facilities. (Designer: Thesis, Noël Ashby, and Deborah Newmark)
 
Kids_Glass

www.skydesign.com 

 
>> Continue reading the top interior design product picks of 2010

 




Designer’s Rate Roundup: Top Interior Design Product Picks of 2010

03 January, 2011


Hip, hip, hooray! It’s time to celebrate 2011, and what better way to move on to a new year than to reflect on the great design innovations from 2010? As such, Contract magazine reached out to several A&D professionals to share their favorite interior design product introductions and enhancements from the year. And when you’re done, be sure to check out our 2010 brand report (December 2010 digital edition issue) to see what manufacturer’s topped the list among A&D this year.

 

 

 

Top 2010 product picks by Bill Bouchey, IIDA
Director of Design
M Moser Associates

BillBouchey


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1
. Starbrick by Zumbotel Lighting
 
I love that it is experimental. It’s a polyhedral-shaped and it has a very strong, three-dimensional presence, which is always a plus. Starbrick is a component product where you can connect one modular light fixture to another (like Lego’s) to make a cloud cluster or use them individually. The resulting form can be symmetrical or asymmetrical.  The core shape is a star that stands alone, or in groups, and has direct/indirect abilities. I want to build it into a wall. (Designer: Olafur Eliasson)

starbrick

www.zumtobel.com

2. Ameba by Vibia Design

It’s exciting that you can work with five basic but different shapes and can create endless groupings!  It meanders! (Designer: Pete Sans)

ameba

www.vibialight.com

3. About Turn by Ralph Pucci International

I love the emphasis on an object that has strong, three-dimensional characteristics and is comfortable. This chair is surprising, utilizing white fiberglass. When you walk around and look at this chair, it has differing appearances in the way light strikes it. I can imagine two of these chairs diagonally facing each other in a romantic, white dialogue. (Designer: Valdmir Kagan and Ralph Pucci )
aboutturnchair

www.ralphpucci.net


Top product picks by Mary-Jean Eastman, FAIA, MRAIC, IIDA
Principal and Executive Director
Perkins Eastman:


Eastman-Mary-Jean

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Gala Collection by Brentano


I have to applaud the manufacturer, Brentano Fabrics, for investing in their product development geared toward the healthcare market. The new Gala fabric collection offers great vibrant colors and sophisticated patterns that are constructed with solution-dyed fabric that is bleach cleanable. They can also be finished with Crypton or Nano-Tex and Durablock, making it an ideal choice in the hospitality-styled healthcare environments we create. (Designer: Iris Wang)

gala brentano

www.brentanofabrics.com

2. Method Lounge Series by Davis Furniture

Davis’s Method Modular Lounge series is sleek and contemporary. I love the minimal quality of the design—clean and simple. There are infinite configurations options with this series, which makes it suitable for almost all our practice area spaces, including government, educational, corporate, and healthcare environments. (Designer: Wolfgang C.R. Mezger)

methodlounge

www.davisfurniture.com
 
3. Skyline: Kids Glass by Skyline Design

How fun is the Kids Glass from Skyline design? There are 11 great, whimsical designs to choose from, including colorful animals to interactive game grids and draw on faces. I can think of so many applications, including feature walls, signage, and graphics and partitions. It not only stimulates imagination but also adds an often needed positive distraction in children’s healthcare, education, and library facilities. (Designer: Thesis, Noël Ashby, and Deborah Newmark)
 
Kids_Glass

www.skydesign.com 

 
>> Continue reading the top interior design product picks of 2010

 

 


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